Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rockland / Maine / United States
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Afternoon On A Hill

Rating: 3.3
I will be the gladdest thing
   Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
   And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds
   With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
   And the grass rise.
And when lights begin to show
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Penny 09 March 2019
I first heard these lyrics in a song by Deb Talen, I had no idea that they were by Edna St. Vincent Millay! It's a lovely song that I think does justice to the lyrics if you want to listen to it
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Jennifer Tuxford 01 November 2018
I really love this poem. It’s one of my favourites.
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james watkin 09 October 2018
Simple and memorable. Is that the best definition for what is best in poetry?
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socheata 03 May 2018
why do they make this poem.
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Tapan M. Saren 18 July 2017
Lovely poem..........
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Amar Agarwala 22 February 2017
A simple and soothing poem... almost felt on top of the hill on an Autumn Dusk.
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Alem Hailu G/kristos 23 November 2015
It reminded me the saying the world is lovely and the loveliest is enough.She is my favourite poet.
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* Sunprincess * 16 May 2014
............truly a beautiful write....showing appreciation for God's gifts to us...... leaving beauty untouched for others to enjoy......this is what life is all about....enjoyed...
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Colleen Courtney 16 May 2014
Nice poem. Invokes great imagery.
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Thomas Donnelly 02 December 2013
The Dandelion Girl brought me here. :)
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